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Device- and Procedure-Based Infections: Role of the Outpatient Physician in Prevention

About this event

About this Event:

Thanks to advances in medical science and technology, many services and procedures that were previously performed in the hospital setting can now be effectively managed in a physician’s office or on an outpatient basis. Importantly, the ability to perform medical procedures or help non-hospitalized patients manage their medical devices is accompanied by unique infection risks, and physicians who aren’t infection control experts need practical strategies to prevent and manage these risks in their facilities.

Join the Illinois State Medical Society for a session with Emily Landon, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and leader of the Infection Prevention and Control Program at the University of Chicago, who will discuss how to prevent and manage infection risks associated with the use of medical devices or performance of medical procedures conducted outside the hospital setting.

This is the second in a series of three webinars ISMS will be hosting related to infection management and prevention. Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. The American Medical Association (AMA) has partnered with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-CK20-2003. ISMS is proud to collaborate with AMA and Project Firstline in this educational activity. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this event do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Landon is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago in the Section of Infectious Diseases & Global Health where she also serves as the Hospital Epidemiologist and Executive Medical Director of the Infection Prevention & Control Program. After medical school at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her medical residency, chief residency, and fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Chicago Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago and is an assistant director of the MacLean Center.

Dr. Landon’s work includes studying ethical implications of infection control interventions and finding novel and innovative ways to address common and uncommon infection control problems. As the leader of the University of Chicago’s Infection Prevention & Control Program, Dr. Landon manages a team of outstanding practitioners in infection surveillance, outbreak investigation, performance improvement, and regulatory compliance activities and serves as the medical director for the High Consequence Pathogen Preparedness Program for the University of Chicago.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify common infections related to medical devices or outpatient medical procedures
  2. Describe infection control strategies that are appropriate for reducing the risk of device/procedure-related infections in a non-hospital setting.
  3. Understand the role of the physician in preventing device-related infections in non-hospitalized patients


The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit designation

The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

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